Christina Cardoza

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DroneDeploy releases drone mapping solution for agriculture

The days are getting longer and warmer, which means the spring growing season is upon us. Just in team for the season, DroneDeploy is releasing a new solution to enable farmers to create accurate maps of their fields. The Fieldscanner solution is a real-time drone mapping solution designed to provide immediate in-field analysis to farmers. The company released the solution into beta this week.

Apr 19, 2017 12:17:30 PM

DJI introduces the Phantom 4 Advanced

DJI is adding a new drone to its lineup. The Phantom 4 Advanced is designed to provide a more affordable aerial imaging solution in DJI’s Phantom family.

Apr 13, 2017 10:33:08 AM

Topics: Releases

How drones are supporting construction workers

Construction workers are adding a new tool to their toolbelt at Rogers-O’Brien Construction: Drones. Rogers-O’Brien is a midsize contractor in Texas known for its wide range of pre-construction and construction management services. About three years ago the company decided to add drones to their daily operations, and according to Blake Potts, regional virtual design and construction (VDC) manager at Rogers-O’Brien, the value of drones have been immense ever since.

Apr 5, 2017 2:34:57 PM

Topics: Construction

Report: DJI leads the commercial drone industry

The commercial drone race is heating up as businesses from every sector of the economy begin to implement unmanned vehicles into their daily operations. Currently DJI holds the most dominant position for manufacturers in the space, according to a recently released report.

Mar 31, 2017 2:02:02 PM

DJI proposes new electronic license plate for drones

DJI wants to make it easier to identify drones and drone operators. The company has proposed an electronic drone identification framework that give authorities access into drone identify while still respecting the privacy of the operator.

Mar 29, 2017 10:34:49 AM

Topics: Releases

Airobotics approved to fly automated commercial drones in Israel

Autonomous drone solution provider Airobotics is going where no commercial drone has gone before, beyond line of sight. The company announced it has been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) to fly its fully automated drones without a pilot.

Mar 28, 2017 4:08:06 PM

Topics: Releases

FAA predicts commercial drone use will skyrocket by 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t see the drone industry slowing down anytime soon. The organization released its Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037 to project the growth of air transportation in the coming years. With the recent interest in drones, the forecast features a new portion focused on drones.

Mar 24, 2017 1:08:20 PM

Topics: Updates

Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars on the roads, drones overhead, and robots doing human tasks. It is just the beginning of an autonomous, smart world, and it will be here sooner than we think, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mar 23, 2017 2:34:28 PM

Neurala makes it easier to put AI into drones

Neurala wants to help make drones more intelligent with its newly announced Neurala Developers Program. The program is designed to enable developers to integrate the Neural Brain into their applications. The Neurala Brian is a deep learning neural networks platform that aims to make solutions smarter by mimicking biological perception and navigation in software.

Mar 22, 2017 4:03:58 PM

Exyn brings AI to the sky for autonomous flight

Autonomy is a puzzle everyone is trying to solve in the drone industry right now, and Exyn Technologies believes it has developed a piece of artificial intelligence as the answer. The company formed in 2014, but has only recently gave the industry a sneak peek of what it has been working on.

Mar 16, 2017 10:39:40 AM